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  1. Kim’s Supervenience Argument and Nonreductive Physicalism.Ausonio Marras - 2007 - Erkenntnis 66 (3):305 - 327.
    The aim of this paper is to show that Kim’s ‚supervenience argument’ is at best inconclusive and so fails to provide an adequate challenge to nonreductive physicalism. I shall argue, first, that Kim’s argument rests on assumptions that the nonreductive physicalist is entitled to regard as question-begging; second, that even if those assumptions are granted, it is not clear that irreducible mental causes fail to␣satisfy them; and, third, that since the argument has the overall structure of a reductio, which of (...)
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  2. Kim On Reduction.Ausonio Marras - 2002 - Erkenntnis 57 (2):231-257.
    In "Mind in a Physical World", Jaegwon Kim has recently extended his ongoing critique of 'non-reductive materialist' positions in philosophy of mind by arguing that Nagel's model of reduction is the wrong paradigm in terms of which to contest the issue of psychophysical reduction, and that an altogether different model of scientific reduction -- a functional model of reduction -- is needed. In this paper I argue, first, that Kim's conception of the Nagelian model is substantially impoverished and potentially misleading; (...)
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  3. Kim’s Principle of Explanatory Exclusion.Ausonio Marras - 1998 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (3):439-451.
  4. Consciousness and Reduction.Ausonio Marras - 2005 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (2):335-361.
    among them Joseph Levine, David Chalmers, Frank Jackson and Jaegwon Kim?have claimed that there are conceptual grounds sufficient for ruling out the possibility of a reductive explanation of phenomenal consciousness. Their claim assumes a functional model of reduction which requires an a priori entailment from the facts in the reduction base to the phenomena to be explained. The aim of this paper is to show that this is an unreasonable requirement?a requirement that no reductive explanation in science should be expected (...)
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  5. The Supervenience Argument.Juhani Yli-Vakkuri & Ausonio Marras - 2008 - In S. Gozzano & F. Oralia (eds.), Universals, Tropes and the Philosophy of Mind. Ontos Verlag. pp. 101-132.
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    From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science: The Case Against Belief.Ausonio Marras - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (1):115-127.
    The aim of Stich's book is to further the controversial thesis that the conceptual framework of ‘folk’ psychology will have no significant role to play in a mature cognitive science. Skepticism about the scientific relevance of folk psychology has been voiced by others ; but Stich's critique is both novel and more fully developed than earlier ones. The charge is not–-or not simply–-that ‘folk theory’ is a “degenerating paradigm“, or that, in general, the constructs of folk theory fail to refer (...)
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  7. Psychophysical Supervenience and Nonreductive Materialism.Ausonio Marras - 1993 - Synthese 95 (2):275-304.
    Jaegwon Kim and others have claimed that (strong) psychophysical supervenience entails the reducibility of mental properties to physical properties. I argue that this claim is unwarranted with respect to epistemic (explanatory) reducibility (either of a global or of a local sort), as well as with respect to ontological reducibility. I then attempt to show that a robust version of nonreductive materialism (which I call supervenient token-physicalism) can be defended against the charge that nonreductive materialism leads to epiphenomenalism in failing to (...)
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  8. Supervenience and Reducibility: An Odd Couple.Ausonio Marras - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (171):215-222.
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  9. Emergence and Reduction: Reply to Kim.Ausonio Marras - 2006 - Synthese 151 (3):561-569.
    In this paper I examine Jaegwon Kim’s view that emergent properties are irreducible to the base properties on which they supervene. Kim’s view assumes a model of ‘functional reduction’ which he claims to be substantially different from the traditional Nagelian model. I dispute this claim and argue that the two models are only superficially different, and that on either model, properly understood, it is possible to draw a distinction between a property’s being reductively identifiable with its base property and a (...)
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    Thinking Out Loud: An Essay on the Relation Between Thought and Language.Ausonio Marras - 1996 - Philosophical Quarterly 46 (184):422-425.
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    Nonreductive Materialism and Mental Causation.Ausonio Marras - 1994 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):465-93.
    The aim of this paper is to defend a version of nonreductive materialism against the epiphenomenalist objection to which Davidson's anomalous monism has often been held to be vulnerable. After considering a number of options for dealing with the objection, I argue that an appeal to the notion of strong supervenience (properly explicated) can both rebut a common form of the "property" ("type") epiphenomenalist objection and provide a grounding for the causal relevance ("efficacy") of mental properties.
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    Critical Notice.Ausonio Marras - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):137-159.
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    Methodological and Ontological Aspects of the Mental Causation Problem.Ausonio Marras - 2003 - In Sven Walter & Heinz-Dieter Heckmann (eds.), Physicalism and Mental Causation. Imprint Academic.
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    Intentionality, Mind, And Language.Ausonio Marras (ed.) - 1972 - London: University Of Illinois Press.
    Chisholm, R. M. Sentences about believing.--Cornman, J. W. Intentionality and intensionality.--Marras, A. Intentionality and cognitive sentences.--Chisholm, R. M. Notes on the logic of believing.--Luce, D. R., Sleigh, R. C., and Chisholm, R. M. Discussion on "Notes on the logic of believing."--Lycan, W. G. On intentionality and the psychological.--Hempel, C. G. Logical analysis of psychology.--Carnap, R. Logical foundations of the unity of science.--Nagel, T. Physicalism.--Ryle, G. Dispositions.--Sellars, W. Empiricism and the philosophy of mind.--Chisholm, R. M. and Sellars, W. The Chisholm-Sellars correspondence (...)
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    Symbols, Computation, and Intentionality.Ausonio Marras - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (3):832-835.
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    Sellars on Thought and Language.Ausonio Marras - 1973 - Noûs 7 (2):152-163.
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    Materialism, Functionalism, and Supervenient Qualia.Ausonio Marras - 1993 - Dialogue 32 (3):475-92.
    Qualia are phenomenal properties of sensations and perceptual states: they are whatever it is that gives such states their “felt,” qualitative character. (In speaking of sensations, I speak of course not of mental objects or mental contents, but of mental events—of sensings, not sensa.).
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    On Sellars' Linguistic Theory of Conceptual Activity.Ausonio Marras - 1973 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2 (4):471-483.
    An important aspect of Sellars' philosophy is his attempt to explicate the concept of thought on the "model" of the concept of speech. More specifically, Sellars has argued that the intentionality of "inner" episodes or thoughts is to be understood in terms of the "semantical" characteristics of intelligent linguistic behavior, and not the other way around as the "classical tradition" had supposed.To avoid misunderstanding, it is important to realize that Sellars' claim, as he explains, in Aristotelian terminology, is a claim (...)
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    Critical Notice of Jaegwon Kim Mind in a Physical World: An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation.Ausonio Marras - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):137-159.
  20. Causal and Explanatory Autonomy: Comments on Menzies and List.Ausonio Marras & Juhani Yli-Vakkuri - 2010 - In Graham Macdonald & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.), Emergence in Mind. Oxford University Press. pp. 129.
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    Mind in a Physical World: An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation.Ausonio Marras - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):137-159.
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    Agent, Action, and Reason.Robert Williams Binkley, Richard N. Bronaugh & Ausonio Marras (eds.) - 1971 - University of Toronto Press.
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    Reply to Sellars.Ausonio Marras - 1973 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2 (4):495 - 501.
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    Language and Learning: The Debate Between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky.Ausonio Marras - 1983 - Philosophy of Science 50 (1):173-175.
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    Intentionality and Cognitive Sentences.Ausonio Marras - 1968 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 29 (December):257-263.
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    The Thinking Self.Ausonio Marras - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (1):214-216.
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  27. The Scholastic Roots of Brentano's Conception of Intentionality.Ausonio Marras - 1974 - Rassegna di Scienze Filosofiche 1:213-226.
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    The Behaviourist Foundation of Sellars' Semantics.Ausonio Marras - 1977 - Dialogue 16 (4):664-675.
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    Natural Signs: A Theory of Intentionality.Ausonio Marras - 1992 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (1):222-227.
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    The Debate on Mental Causation: Davidson and His Critics.Ausonio Marras - 1997 - Dialogue 36 (1):177-.
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    Intentionality Revisited.Ausonio Marras - 1982 - Philosophia 12 (1-2):21-35.
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    Language and Learning: The Debate Between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky. Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini. [REVIEW]Ausonio Marras - 1983 - Philosophy of Science 50 (1):173-175.
  33. On Putnam's Critique of Metaphysical Realism: Mind-Body Identity and Supervenience.Ausonio Marras - 2001 - Synthese 126 (3):407-426.
    As part of his ongoing critique of metaphysical realism, Hilary Putnam has recently argued that current materialist theories of mind that locate mental phenomena in the brain can make no sense of the proposed identifications of mental states with physical (or physical cum computational) states, or of the supervenience of mental properties with physical properties. The aim of this paper is to undermine Putnam's objections and reassert the intelligibility – and perhaps the plausibility – of some form of mind-body identity (...)
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    Rules, Meaning and Behavior: Reflections on Sellars' Philosophy of Language.Ausonio Marras - 1978 - In Joseph Pitt (ed.), The Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars: Queries and Extensions. D. Reidel. pp. 163--187.
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  35. Agent, Action, and Reason. Edited by Robert Binkley, Richard Bronaugh [and] Ausonio Marras. --.Robert Williams ed Binkley, Richard jt ed Bronaugh, Ausonio Marras & Ont London - 1971 - University of Toronto Press.
     
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  36. Forms of Representation: Proceedings of the 1972 Philosophy Colloquium of the University of Western Ontario.B. Freed, Ausonio Marras & Patrick Maynard (eds.) - 1975 - American Elsevier Pub. Co..
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  37. Hector-Neri Castañeda, Thinking, Language, and Experience. [REVIEW]Ausonio Marras - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:17-20.
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  38. Intentionality and Mental Acts.Ausonio Marras - 1967 - Dissertation, Duke University
  39. Recent Publications.Ausonio Marras - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (1):217.
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    Intentionality Without Extensionality.Robert J. Lithown & Ausonio Marras - 1974 - Philosophical Studies 25 (6):403 - 410.
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    Abstract of Comments: Taming the Wild Epistemic Engine: Reply to the Churchlands.Ausonio Marras - 1983 - Noûs 17 (1):21 - 22.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Erwin M. Segal, Meredith Williams, David J. Cole, James Geller, Yorick Wilks, Shoshana Loeb, Kim Sterelny, Jerry Fodor, Sara Heinämaa & Ausonio Marras - 1993 - Minds and Machines 3 (3):335-375.
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    Vendler's res cogitans.Ausonio Marras - 1977 - Metaphilosophy 8 (2-3):189-200.
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    Language and Learning: The Debate Between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky.Ausonio Marras - 1983 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (2):277-291.
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    Intentionality, Referential Opacity, and Semantical Drift: A Reply to Morick and Elugardo. [REVIEW]Robert J. Lithown & Ausonio Marras - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 28 (6):427 - 431.
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  46. Hector-Neri Castañeda, Thinking, Language, and Experience Reviewed By.Ausonio Marras - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (1):17-20.
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    Intentionality and Probability: Reply to Yoder.Ausonio Marras - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (3):307-310.
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    The Churchlands on Methodological Solipsism and Computational Psychology.Ausonio Marras - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 52 (June):295-309.
    This paper addresses a recent argument of the Churchlands against the "linguistic-rationalist" tradition exemplified by current cognitive-computational psychology. Because of its commitment to methodological solipsism--the argument goes--computational psychology cannot provide an account of how organisms are able to represent and "hook up to" the world. First I attempt to determine the exact nature of this charge and its relation to the Churchlands' long-standing polemic against 'folk psychology' and the linguistic-rationalist methodology. I then turn my attention to the Churchlands' account of (...)
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    Davidson on Intentional Causation.Ausonio Marras - 1999 - In Denis Fisette (ed.), Consciousness and Intentionality: Models and Modalities of Attribution. Springer. pp. 273--285.
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    Mind in a Physical World: An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation.Ausonio Marras - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):137-159.
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